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Nation Rise Opposition Not Blown away

Nation Rise Wind Farm opponents aren’t blowing away

Francis Racine
Published on: July 3, 2020 | Last Updated: July 3, 2020

NORTH STORMONT — A group of North Stormont residents said they will continue opposing EDP Renewables’ Nation Wind Rise Farm, which they deem harmful to their community.

The project will see the completion of 29 wind turbines in the northern section of the township. Its timeline has been marred with controversy, opponents to the project slowed down its approval as much as they could, then appealed it to the Environmental Review Tribunal, then asked Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek to kill the approval when they lost their appeal.

Construction came to a grinding halt in December, Yurek’s decision to revoke its Renewable Energy Approval (REA), citing concerns for the safety of local bat populations. EDP Renewables appealed the minister’s decision in April to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, who reinstated the project’s approval in its decision in early May….

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We DO NOT CONSENT

Nation Rise Wind Project , North Stromont Township, Ontario

We do not consent

An open letter to: Ontario Attorney General Doug Downey, Premier Doug Ford, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks Jeff Yurek.

In September 2019, residents of North Stormont Township and abutting townships sent Eastern Ontario Health Unit medical officer of health Dr. Paul Roumeliotis, as well as the premier, the attorney general, the ministers of health, environment, and energy a notice of non-consent. It was signed by people of all ages— children and adults.

The people do not consent to any “discharge of contaminant,” e.g., environmental respiratory contaminant(s) in any form; vibration, shadow flicker, infrasound/low-frequency vibration or noise.

This week, the residents are again sending a Notice of Non-Consent to the Government of Ontario’s attorney general, premier, and Minister Yurek, again telling you they do not consent to any “discharge of contaminant.”

They do not consent under the Nuremberg Code, to be made a medical experiment for a turbine size, make and model never tested in Ontario, erected in clusters, with many close to homes – just over the legal 550-metre distance – established when turbines were much smaller.

It is known that infrasound can travel 20 kilometres. Residents in the approximate ringed areas are in danger. The people did not consent.

No one in the project or surrounding areas agreed to be exposed to infrasound, low-frequency noise, vibration or shadow flicker; they never agreed to having individual or clustered turbines in close proximity to their homes.

The health impacts are known in other Ontario industrial wind projects.

The issues are documented in the recently published, peer-reviewed article Déja vu and Wind Turbines: A Review of Lived Experiences after Appeals of Ontario Industrial-Scale Wind Power Facilities. Also, in Wind Turbine Incident/Complaint Reports in Ontario, Canada: A Review—Why Are They Important?

Furthermore, an Ontario peer-reviewed paper has been released titled Confirming Tonality at Residences Influenced by Wind Turbines.

It is now documented that people of Ontario have been forced to walk away from their own homes, no longer safe because of impacts of industrial wind turbines, in this report: Preliminary Results: Exploring Why Some Families Living in Proximity to Wind Turbine Facilities Contemplate Vacating Their Homes—A Community-Based Study.

The Ontario facts are known; Ontario residents do not consent.

I believe it is criminal negligence by the current Ontario government to knowingly expose thousands more residents of all ages to harm by allowing the Nation Rise Wind Farm project to proceed.

Legislation similar to the legislation which stopped the White Pines Wind project must be enacted to permanently cancel the Nation Rise Wind project.

The people do not consent.

Ruby Mekker

Finch, Ontario

LETTER published The Whig on June 29, 2020

READ COURT DECISION: Nation Rise Wind Farm Limited Partnership v Minister of Enviroment Conservation and Parks, 2020 ONSC 2984

Stop Wind Power- Save Norwegian Wilderness

Did you think wind power is green energy? Not in pristine Norwegian wilderness, it isn’t. Learn more about how wind turbines are tearing apart Norway, its nature, and its culture, and not saving the climate. This video series aims to bring Norway’s wind power controversy to an international audience.

 

The True Cost of Wind Turbines and Wind Industry


The town of Forest, WI has concerns over the end results of the Highland Wind Farm. Forest has spent more than half-a-million dollars fighting the project at the Public Service Commission. The devastation from the Shirley Wind Farm is a prime example as to why the town is fighting this project. (Video 5:06 in length)

Shot/Edited: Tyler Grimh
Executive Producer: Jodi Lyon-Grams
Producer: Madison Lee

Green Energy Slammed in New Documentary

April 21, 2020    Available to view  free on YouTube

“Michael Moore presents Planet of the Humans, a documentary that dares to say what no one else will this Earth Day — that we are losing the battle to stop climate change on planet earth because we are following leaders who have taken us down the wrong road — selling out the green movement to wealthy interests and corporate America. This film is the wake-up call to the reality we are afraid to face: that in the midst of a human-caused extinction event, the environmental movement’s answer is to push for techno-fixes and band-aids. It’s too little, too late.

Removed from the debate is the only thing that MIGHT save us: getting a grip on our out-of-control human presence and consumption. Why is this not THE issue? Because that would be bad for profits, bad for business. Have we environmentalists fallen for illusions, “green” illusions, that are anything but green, because we’re scared that this is the end—and we’ve pinned all our hopes on biomass, wind turbines, and electric cars?

No amount of batteries are going to save us, warns director Jeff Gibbs (lifelong environmentalist and co-producer of “Fahrenheit 9/11” and “Bowling for Columbine”). This urgent, must-see movie, a full-frontal assault on our sacred cows, is guaranteed to generate anger, debate, and, hopefully, a willingness to see our survival in a new way—before it’s too late……..”

Planet of the Humans

 

Lake Erie under threat from New York State permits for wind project

WI070625_151.tifCleanwater Wind LLC received approval on March 10, 2020 from New York  state to place a data buoy in Lake Erie for its proposed offshore project.  The wind  developer is just one of many who are pushing for regulatory approvals for offshore wind turbines to be placed in our Great Lakes.  The Great Lake ecosystem are the location for globally significant flyways, freshwater marine life and home to one of the largest human populations in North America on the adjacent shores.

Health Hazard Investigation of Contaminated Water Wells claimed due to Wind Turbine Operations is a GO

99.1 FM CKXS|March 6, 2020

McNaughton Committed to Health Hazard Investigation

Monte McNaughton says he’s committed to the promised health hazard investigation into contaminated water wells in Chatham-Kent.

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MPP Monte McNaughton

The Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP says it was a government commitment and things are moving forward.

“The RFP process is happening as we speak to hire an independent company to do the water well testing,” McNaughton says. “This is an independent body, five scientists including a local geologist.”

McNaughton says as many as 200 home owners should be contacted in the next four months…….

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“The government first announced it would be launching a health hazard investigation last July, but residents who’ve been dealing with dirty well water for years say they haven’t heard a peep since then.”

Wind Power & a Political Blind Date

Will wind turbine debate blow ill will on TVO’s “Political Blind Date”?

Published on: February 19, 2020|By: Frances Learment

A Port Elgin couple who allege the Unifor wind turbine in Port Elgin triggered debilitating health issues that forced them to move will be part of the debate Feb. 25 on TVO’s “Political Blind Date” featuring PC MPP Bill Walker (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) and Associate Minister for Energy, and Peter Tabuns, NDP MPP (Toronto-Danforth) who will debate hydro pricing and energy policies. SHORELINE BEACON FILE PHOTO

A Port Elgin couple who allege the Unifor wind turbine in Port Elgin caused a long list of debilitating health issues will be part of the conversation Feb. 25 on TVO’s “Political Blind Date.”

The edition features Bill Walker, PC MPP (Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound) – who has called for a moratorium on new wind power development – and Associate Minister for Energy, and Peter Tabuns, NDP MPP (Toronto-Danforth) and the debate will include hydro rates, energy policies, and community windmills…..


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The turbine debate edition airs Feb. 25 at 9 p.m. After that date the episode will be available at;